Movie poster of the week

October 8, 2007

A Brighter Summer Day

I’d never seen this poster for Edward Yang’s masterpiece A Brighter Summer Day until GreenCine posted a thumbnail of it the other day. 2007 will always be remembered as the year we lost Antonioni and Bergman in one fell swoop, but the untimely death of Edward Yang in July hit me hardest. I wish I’d thought to petition the New York Film Festival to show the four hour cut of the film this year as a tribute. After all, they passed on the film back in 1991 (as did Cannes) and it would have been their chance to make amends. Maybe next year?



  1. This post series is a great idea. I still haven’t been able to see A Brighter Summer Day…to bad MoMA is reviving Yi Yi this fall instead of that film.

  2. Have you seen this one:

    A Brighter Summer Day

    That was the one at the LA screening. An incredible film.

    P.S. I just discovered your blog and it’s great! (through Anna Karina’s Sweater)

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